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Lake Superior Writers is seeking short stories about Lake Superior for its 2016 contest. Stores should be set in and around the lake. They can describe its people, its history, folklore, environment, wildlife, businesscom, communities, etc. You may submit up to two short stories, 6,500 word maximum. Entry fee is $15-$35, free for Lake Superior Writer members. Deadline: April 1. For complete guidelines, go to


The Duluth Public Library offers these events. The library will be closed Monday for President’s Day. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

■ Cabin Fever Reliever, daily through Feb. 27. Reading program for ages birth to adult.

■ Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Royal branch library

■ Bedtime story time at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Duluth branch library

■ Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.

■ Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library

Best selling author Carol Lee Flinders examines concepts of masculinity and femininity in a talk titled “Rebalancing the World,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mitchell Auditorium, St. Scholastica. Free. Go to

Third annual Lake Superior Summit on the Teaching of Writing, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26, St. Scholastica. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. in Somers Lounge. Free. Email to register.

Writing Workshop, facilitated by Linda LeGarde Grover, Marlene Wisuri and Jim Johnson, 1-4 p.m. March 6, Duluth Public Library, gold room, 520 W. Superior St. It’s free. Registration deadline is Feb. 20; space is limited. Email Jim at to reserve your spot.


Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to

■ “Love Monster and the Last Chocolate” story time, 11 a.m. Saturday.

■ Book fair for Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and online through Feb. 18. Authors Linda Grover and Erik Redix will sign copies of their books during the fair.

The Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St., offers these events. Call (218) 727-9077.

■ Author Tom Isbell signing his book, “The Capture,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

■ Launch party for author Lucie Amundsen and her book titled, ” Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm — From Scratch,”  7 p.m. March 2.

■ Launch party for Brian Freeman’s newest book, “Goodby to the Dead,” 7 p.m. March 8.


Title: “Stick to the Plan”

Author: Dr. Jon Bathke

Synopsis: What do you do when you start to lose all hope when facing your demons? Do you give in, or do you fight? This book is about confronting whatever demons you may have in your life and not only fighting them but keeping them at bay — forever!

Cost: $27.95

Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.

Information: (866) 315-2708

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